January 6, 2005
I really enjoyed Howard Leff's column "All Set for Love, Seriously" [Dec. 30]. All of us stable, mature, emotionally healthy women hope one day all mankind will strive for and achieve the emotional evolution that you hope for in 2005! I, for one, have decided that in this brand-new year I'm going to wipe the slate clean and start fresh. I'm going to forget the past and the mistakes I've made in my love life. Howard, I'm wrapping myself in all the cliches. I'm going to "take risks," "grab the brass ring," "go for the gusto" and "be positive."
July 19, 1987
To help with a book, I would be most grateful to hear from women who have participated, or who currently participate, in competitive sport at any level--how they came to take up their sport, whether they have achieved the standard at which they aimed, and how they react emotionally to victory and to defeat. A. L. BOUGHMAN Box 121 Southport, Merseyside, PR8 2RZ England
September 24, 2009 |
A special-education teacher in Tyler was fatally stabbed in a high school classroom, and police took a 16-year-old male student into custody. Todd R. Henry, 50, worked with students at John Tyler High School who were either emotionally or behaviorally challenged, said his older brother, Jody Henry. "He loved it," his brother said. Supt. Randy Reid said a teacher's aide and two students were in the class, and the aide subdued the suspect before calling police.
October 5, 2008 |
Justin and Brandy Besemer were newly married and trying to pay off their wedding debt when they decided their family needed a dog -- an American Bulldog named Kaila. Thus started one of their first arguments. Brandy, who had never had a dog before, wanted to spend a little over $300 a year to buy pet insurance. Justin, who had always had dogs, thought it was a waste of money. "His parents told me this horror story that made me insist we get it," explained Brandy, 28.
March 17, 2000 |
No two actors butter 26 pieces of toast the same way. Nor do they club a typewriter to death using the same beer-induced golf swing. Nor do any two utter a Sam Shepard truism--"Time stands still when you're having fun," say--with the same vocal sneer, perched right on the edge of violence. For proof, see the exuberant production of Shepard's "True West," now at Circle in the Square Theatre. It features Philip Seymour Hoffman and John C.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 7, 1999 |
The annals of child kidnapping are replete with heartbreaking tragedies, but probably none have been quite as bizarre as the crime that first mesmerized, then convulsed, Los Angeles more than 70 years ago. By the time it was over, it would involve not only an apparent abduction, but also impersonation, police coercion, false imprisonment, psychiatric abuse and--this being Los Angeles--a court fight that stretched on for more than a decade.